Experimental infection of Australian brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula (Phalangeridae: Marsupialia), with Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses by use of a natural mosquito vector system.

@article{Boyd2001ExperimentalIO,
  title={Experimental infection of Australian brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula (Phalangeridae: Marsupialia), with Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses by use of a natural mosquito vector system.},
  author={A. M. Boyd and R. Hall and R. Gemmell and B. Kay},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={
          777-82
        }
}
  • A. M. Boyd, R. Hall, +1 author B. Kay
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • Brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula Kerr, were experimentally infected with Ross River (RR) or Barmah Forest (BF) virus by Aedes vigilax (Skuse) mosquitoes. Eight of 10 animals exposed to RR virus developed neutralizing antibody, and 3 possums developed high viremia for < 48 hr after infection, sufficient to infect recipient mosquitoes. Two of 10 animals exposed to BF virus developed neutralizing antibody. Both infected possums maintained detectable neutralizing antibody to BF for at least… CONTINUE READING
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